SM Amazing Slideshow

This guide will help you install SM Amazing Slideshow step by step.


1REQUIREMENT - Back to top

At the basic level, this module will require the following conditions:

  • Support Magento 1.7.x; 1.8.x and 1.9.x

2INSTALLATION - Back to top

2.1 Extension Installation

There are two ways to install extension:

  • Step 1: Download and unzip extension contents on your computer and navigate inside the extracted folder.
  • Step 2: Upload folders skin and app from our download package to your Web server’s document root (from here on, referenced as {docroot}). You should see a directory layout like this:

    {docroot} /magento/

    • Step 3: Login your Magento Admin
    • Step 4: Navigate to System => Configuration => find SM Amazing Slideshow module (in the left of column) to configure module

      • Step 5: You will see installed extension, click extension’s name tab to go to extension configuration page.

OR you also install the steps as following:

Step 1: In the Administrator page, Navigate to System >> Magento Connect >> Magento Connect Management

Step 2: Click Browse and Upload package file

Important Note:

  • After installing extension, you should logout first and then login Admin Panel to ensure all functions work normally.
  • You should disable all caches in cache management in the installation and configuration process.

2.2 Page Configuration

  • If you want to display this module on any page that you want, Please go to CMS > Page > Edit SM Amazing Slideshow > Tab Content and add this code:


3.1 Below is module layout

3.2 Module Configuration

Note:We used the images of module’s installtion on Magento 1.9.x to illustrate

After installing, go to System -> Configuration and find SM Amazing Slideshow (in the left of column) to configure.
The parameters are divided into the following groups:

    • General settings
    • Source Options
    • Product Options
    • Image Options
    • Effect Options
    • Advanced Options

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:

General settings

  • Enable/Disable - Allow to enable/disable the module.
  • Title of amazingslideshow - You can enter title of module here.
  • Link target - Target to open links:
    • New window - Open the link in the new window/tab.
    • Same window - Open the link in the same window/tab.
    • Popup window - Open links in new pop-up window.
  • Select A Theme - Allow to select a theme: Theme1/Theme 2.

Source Options

  • Product Source - Allow you to select product source: catalog/media/id.
  • Select Category - Allow you to select Category.
  • Child Category Products: Include or Exclude Products from Child Categories.
  • Category Depth: Allow to select the number of child category levels to return.
  • Featured Products: Allow to Show/Hide/Only Featured Products.
  • Product Field to Order By: Set Product Field to Order By.
  • Ordering Direction: Allow to order ascending/descending direction.
  • Product Limitation: Allow to set product limitation.

Products Options
Product Title

    • Display - Allow to display title of product OR not.
    • Max Length - Allow to set the max length of title.

Product Description

    • Display - Allow to display title of description OR not.
    • Max Length - Allow to set the max length of description.


    • Display Price - Allow to display price OR not.
    • Display Reviews Summary - Allow to display reviews summary OR not.
    • Display Add To Cart - Allow to display Add To Cart OR not.
    • Display Add Wishlist - Allow to display Wishlist OR not.
    • Display Add Compare - Allow to display Add Compare OR not.
    • Display Readmore Link - Allow to display Readmore link not.
    • Readmore Text - Allow to input name of Readmore text. For example: Details.
Image Options  
    • Product Image - Allow to display image of product OR not.

Get Image from Product Description.

    • Product Description - Allow to display Product Description OR Not.
    • Order to Get - Allow to order to get image with options such as “product_image, product_description”.
    • Resize - Allow you resize category image OR not.
    • Image Width - Allow to set image width.
    • Image Height - Allow to set image height.
    • Constrain Only - If the “constrainOnly” parameter is set to true, in this case the images which are smaller than specified value will be not enlarged by Magento. Only border of such images will increase.
    • Keep Aspect Ratio: Allow to keep aspect ratio. If the “keepAspectRatio” parameter is set to true, in this case the proportions of the image will not be modified.
    • Keep Frame: The “keepFrame” parameter guarantees that the image will be not cropped. When “keepAspectRatio” is false the “keepFrame” will not work.
    • Keep Transparency: The “keepTransparency” parameter keep the transparent background of the images.
    • Background Color: Allow to set background color.
    • Placeholder: If items do not have image, it will get image nophoto.

Effect Options

  • Thumbnail Display - Allow to display thumbnails OR not.
  • Show Pagination - Allow to set number of thumbnails(3 is minimum).
  • Product Start - Allow to set page that is displayed at first when you run slideshow.
  • Auto Play - Allow to Enable/Disable autoplay mode.
  • Stop When Hover - Allow to stop effects when users hover.
  • Interval - Allow to set interval timer.
  • Slideshow Effect - Allow to select effect Fade/Slide.
  • Swipe - It supports touch navigation with pure swipe gesture.

Advanced Options

  • Include jQuery - Use jQuery from this module or not.
  • Pre-text - The content to show at the top of module.
  • Post-text - The content to show at the end of module.

4SUPPORT - Back to top

Thank you so much for purchasing this module. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please send us via: Support Tickets System

Thanks so much!